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Jon and Joe

This is a podcast by creatives, for creatives. Each week, the boys will give you their thoughts and opinions on writing, creative expression, or whatever they like. Every once in a while, they may just surprise you with a little writing of their own.



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Oct 19, 2015 Jon and Joe
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This week, Jon and Joe tackle the works of Shakespeare, especially wrestling Prince Hamlet to the ground. Jon airs a theory about Shakespeare's legacy on literature, and Joe talks about Interstellar. This, of course, leads to playing Rocket League with the new Steam Controller.Tell Don't Show by Jon and Joe is an audio podcast that serves as an Open and Honest Discussion on Creativity. This episode features the use of licensed works, the attributions of which can be found at telldontshow.com.
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Sep 28, 2015 Jon and Joe
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What's the difference between a hero and a protagonist? It's a tough distinction, but we can tell you for sure that this episode was definitely NOT brought to you by Goodreads.com.Tell Don't Show by Jon and Joe is an audio podcast that serves as an Open and Honest Discussion on Creativity. This episode features the use of licensed works, the attributions of which can be found at telldontshow.com.
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Sep 21, 2015 Jon and Joe
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Jon and Joe discuss the premier of the ninth season of Doctor Who, as well as the troubles with stories that start out strong but don't live up to their beginnings.Tell Don't Show by Jon and Joe is an audio podcast that serves as an Open and Honest Discussion on Creativity. This episode features the use of licensed works, the attributions of which can be found at telldontshow.com.
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Sep 14, 2015 Jon and Joe
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A recent trip to a used bookstore has Jon thinking about parody and satire. The boys talk about parody both good and not so good, and learn that satires are real meaniepantses. That's a word, shut up.Tell Don't Show by Jon and Joe is an audio podcast that serves as an Open and Honest Discussion on Creativity. This episode features the use of licensed works, the attributions of which can be found at telldontshow.com.
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Sep 8, 2015 Jon and Joe
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This week, Jon and Joe the observance of yet another (or the very first) Force Friday, and continue to explain their complicated relationship to Star Wars hype.Tell Don't Show by Jon and Joe is an audio podcast that serves as an Open and Honest Discussion on Creativity. This episode features the use of licensed works, the attributions of which can be found at telldontshow.com.
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Sep 1, 2015 Jon and Joe
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After celebrating a year of Tell Don't Show, Jon and Joe talk adventure games, Lord of the Rings, and the relationships of writers to the World Wars.Tell Don't Show by Jon and Joe is an audio podcast that serves as an Open and Honest Discussion on Creativity. This episode features the use of licensed works, the attributions of which can be found at telldontshow.com.
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Aug 24, 2015 Jon and Joe
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The boys make up for missing a week in record time by discussing show topics in under a minute. After that, they settle down into a review of The Buried Giant by Kazuo Ishiguro and Hector and the Search for Happiness starring Simon Pegg.Tell Don't Show by Jon and Joe is an audio podcast that serves as an Open and Honest Discussion on Creativity. This episode features the use of licensed works, the attributions of which can be found at telldontshow.com.
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Aug 10, 2015 Jon
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This week, Jon's on his own and talks about a movie about Sherlock starring Gandalf. I think. Anyway, there's a teachable moment in there somewhere.Tell Don't Show by Jon and Joe is an audio podcast that serves as an Open and Honest Discussion on Creativity. This episode features the use of licensed works, the attributions of which can be found at telldontshow.com.
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Aug 3, 2015 Jon and Joe
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The boys start off talking about cribbing character types from other stories. Of course, that leads into a discussion on the division between the Sciences and the Humanities, which naturally deals with plot structure. We run a tight ship here.Tell Don't Show by Jon and Joe is an audio podcast that serves as an Open and Honest Discussion on Creativity. This episode features the use of licensed works, the attributions of which can be found at telldontshow.com.
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Jul 30, 2015 Jon and Joe
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This week, Tell Don't Show tackles obsessing over media hype. They discuss how they've felt both the good and the bad sides of hype, and have learned to recognize some telling patterns. Hopefully, Tyktor's Law will do some good.Tell Don't Show by Jon and Joe is an audio podcast that serves as an Open and Honest Discussion on Creativity. This episode features the use of licensed works, the attributions of which can be found at telldontshow.com.
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Jul 20, 2015 Jon and Joe
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Joe's computers woes have been resolved! The boys talk about games both old and old, noticing how they ain't the way they used to be. Not that that's a bad thing.Tell Don't Show by Jon and Joe is an Open and Honest Discussion on Creativity. This episode features the use of licensed works, the attributions of which can be found at telldontshow.com.
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Jul 13, 2015 Jon and Joe
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Jon and Joe again tackle the idea of "write what you know" after Jon watched Sullivan's Travels, a movie that Joe has never seen. They naturally talk about Stargate, but break new ground by talking about Columbo! Wonders abound!Tell Don't Show by Jon and Joe is an Open and Honest Discussion on Creativity. This episode features the use of licensed works, the attributions of which can be found at telldontshow.com.
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Jul 6, 2015 Jon and Joe
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Jon and Joe go head to head and write a story, sentence by sentence. Thrill at the scenic vistas of the American Frontier! Be agog at colorful characters bound together in a tense drama! Wonder how big a chasm needs to be to be considered an actual chasm!Tell Don't Show by Jon and Joe is an audio podcast that serves as an Open and Honest Discussion on Creativity. This episode features the use of licensed works, the attributions of which can be found at telldontshow.com.
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Jun 29, 2015 Jon and Joe
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After nearly a year of doing the show, Jon and Joe finally recognize the show’s employee of the month. They also discuss the friction of being creative as they grow up, something many can relate to.Tell Don't Show by Jon and Joe is an audio podcast that serves as an Open and Honest Discussion on Creativity. This episode features the use of licensed works, the attributions of which can be found at telldontshow.com.
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Jun 16, 2015 Jon and Joe
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The stars align in time for Jon and Joe to record another episode. This week they mostly talk about the current digital age, with the various pros and cons for creators making their own way.Tell Don't Show by Jon and Joe is an audio podcast that serves as an Open and Honest Discussion on Creativity. This episode features the use of licensed works, the attributions of which can be found at telldontshow.com.
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Jun 1, 2015 Jon
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Jon is on his own this time, talking about how it's good to change up your writing and a tv show he likes that makes a pretty good example. It's true, he actually does like things. I know, right?Tell Don't Show by Jon and Joe is an audio podcast that serves as an Open and Honest Discussion on Creativity. This episode features the use of licensed works, the attributions of which can be found at telldontshow.com.
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May 25, 2015 Jon and Joe
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With the success of Mad Max: Fury Road, the boys discuss the post-apocalypse as a genre, and try to think up some alternates to keep other writers on their toes.Tell Don't Show by Jon and Joe is an audio podcast that serves as an Open and Honest Discussion on Creativity. This episode features the use of licensed works, the attributions of which can be found at telldontshow.com.
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May 18, 2015 Jon and Joe
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This time, it's Joe taking the controls of the MCU hate train as the boys talk over the Netflix Original Daredevil. This segues into how action is displayed in TV and film, and, natch, Latin vocab. Turns out, despite six years of Latin, Jon can get it SUPER wrong.Tell Don't Show by Jon and Joe is an audio podcast that serves as an Open and Honest Discussion on Creativity. This episode features the use of licensed works, the attributions of which can be found at telldontshow.com.
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May 11, 2015 Jon and Joe
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Jon and Joe have a discussion on The Avengers: Age of Ultron, the newest MCU release. The talk goes mostly how you would expect, though some interesting discussion on Hollywood hype and franchise saturation gets thrown in for good measure.Tell Don't Show by Jon and Joe is an audio podcast that serves as an Open and Honest Discussion on Creativity. This episode features the use of licensed works, the attributions of which can be found at telldontshow.com.
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Apr 27, 2015 Jon and Joe
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We only spend some of the time talking about videogames, and focus mainly on using an outline for a story. How do you do it, what does it do, and does it work for us? We'll give you the answers to all these answers, and less.Tell Don't Show by Jon and Joe is an audio podcast that serves as an Open and Honest Discussion on Creativity. This episode features the use of licensed works, the attributions of which can be found at telldontshow.com.
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Apr 20, 2015 Jon and Joe
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The main topic of discussion is stuff we hate in writing. I know, we just use it to get grumpy, and blame the usual suspects, but this time we actually circle around to giving some good advice. Promise we do!Tell Don't Show by Jon and Joe is an audio podcast that serves as an Open and Honest Discussion on Creativity. This episode features the use of licensed works, the attributions of which can be found at telldontshow.com.
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Apr 13, 2015 Jon and Joe
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Battles with mice, classic science fiction, weird science fiction, and jokes about Victorian Fiction? That could only mean that it's another episode of Tell Don't Show.Tell Don't Show by Jon and Joe is an audio podcast that serves as an Open and Honest Discussion on Creativity. This episode features the use of licensed works, the attributions of which can be found at telldontshow.com.
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Apr 6, 2015 Jon
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Down one man, Jon tries out the solo format and talks about how all these movies are starting to look the same, and why that is and is not a problem at the same time.Tell Don't Show by Jon and Joe is an audio podcast that serves as an Open and Honest Discussion on Creativity. This episode features the use of licensed works, the attributions of which can be found at telldontshow.com.
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Mar 30, 2015 Jon and Joe
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The boys talk about their busy weeks, the sad fate of the budding ferroequinologists in our nation today, the residents of the "Deese," and the benefits of our patented 'Eyes On It' review system.Tell Don't Show by Jon and Joe is an audio podcast that serves as an Open and Honest Discussion on Creativity. This episode features the use of licensed works, the attributions of which can be found at telldontshow.com.
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Mar 23, 2015 Joe
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Since the boys couldn't get together this week, Joe starts off the first ever Tell Don't Joe where he talks about whatever he wants, mainly movies that aren't in theaters anymore. This time? Iron Man 3. Spoiler Rich Environment.Tell Don't Show by Jon and Joe is an audio podcast that serves as an Open and Honest Discussion on Creativity. This episode features the use of licensed works, the attributions of which can be found at telldontshow.com.
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Mar 17, 2015 Jon and Joe
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This week's topic is friction in the creative process. The guys describe their process, but dip into what can trip them up too. Hash tag #RealTalkTell Don't Show by Jon and Joe is an audio podcast that serves as an Open and Honest Discussion on Creativity. This episode features the use of licensed works, the attributions of which can be found at telldontshow.com.
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Mar 10, 2015 Jon and Joe
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Another week, another 'controversy' in the writing world. Jon and Joe tackle the difference between fantasy and literature, and why it seems to matter to some people.Tell Don't Show by Jon and Joe is an audio podcast that serves as an Open and Honest Discussion on Creativity. This episode features the use of licensed works, the attributions of which can be found at telldontshow.com.
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Mar 3, 2015 Jon and Joe
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With the passing of the respected Leonard Nimoy, Jon and Joe remember him by discussing the state of science fiction, and how it has changed since the days of Trek. Also, thrill at an exciting installment of 'The Adventures of A Detective!'Tell Don't Show by Jon and Joe is an audio podcast that serves as an Open and Honest Discussion on Creativity. This episode features the use of licensed works, the attributions of which can be found at telldontshow.com.
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Feb 24, 2015 Jon and Joe
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After the reveal of the new take on Aquaman, Jon and Joe discuss some of the problems that story protagonists have these days. Understandably, they covered a lot of ground.Tell Don't Show by Jon and Joe is an audio podcast that serves as an Open and Honest Discussion on Creativity. This episode features the use of licensed works, the attributions of which can be found at telldontshow.com.
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Feb 17, 2015 Jon and Joe
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Just wanted to let you guys know that there won't be a regular show this week, but we'll be back sooner than ever!
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Feb 9, 2015 Jon and Joe
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A recent discovery in the world of technology suggests that the future of literary criticism will be mechanized. Jon and Joe weigh in on this, as well as a few other literary debates. They get farther than most.Tell Don't Show by Jon and Joe is an audio podcast that serves as an Open and Honest Discussion on Creativity. This episode features the use of licensed works, the attributions of which can be found at telldontshow.com.
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Feb 3, 2015 Jon and Joe
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What do flash fiction, KGB agents, and the Super Bowl all have in common? The answer will shock you. Also, Jon and Joe learn how to write concise stories using this one weird trick.Tell Don't Show by Jon and Joe is an audio podcast that serves as an Open and Honest Discussion on Creativity. This episode features the use of licensed works, the attributions of which can be found at telldontshow.com.
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Jan 27, 2015 Jon and Joe
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A talk about shows leads Jon and Joe to talk about the 2014 TV season. The conversation runs from the post-Soprano's TV shows, new creative outlets, and what they put in blueberry yogurt that they DON'T want you to know about.Tell Don't Show by Jon and Joe is an audio podcast that serves as an Open and Honest Discussion on Creativity. This episode features the use of licensed works, the attributions of which can be found at telldontshow.com.
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Jan 20, 2015 Jon and Joe
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Another writing prompt! This time, we'll be writing settings that could incite a potential conflict. The guys share their results, and discuss the types of gross there can be.Tell Don't Show by Jon and Joe is an audio podcast that serves as an Open and Honest Discussion on Creativity. This episode features the use of licensed works, the attributions of which can be found at telldontshow.com.
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Jan 13, 2015 Jon and Joe
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The guys step away from philosophical creativity stuff, and mostly just talk about what they did this week. As expected, they have difficulties staying on topic. Somehow this goes from books, to etymologies, to the local music scene. Wonders abound.Tell Don't Show by Jon and Joe is an audio podcast that serves as an Open and Honest Discussion on Creativity. This episode features the use of licensed works, the attributions of which can be found at telldontshow.com.
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Jan 6, 2015 Jon and Joe
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In this episode, we discuss using the styles and techniques of other creatives you like in order to create your own. I mean yeah, everyone does it, and so did the people you use the styles of, but is there a line? Find out in this episode of Tell Don't Show!Tell Don't Show by Jon and Joe is an audio podcast that serves as an Open and Honest Discussion on Creativity. This episode features the use of licensed works, the attributions of which can be found at telldontshow.com.
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Dec 30, 2014 Jon and Joe
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In this fun filled extravaganza, the boys put on a lot of skits, invite their celebrity pals to do a few numbers, and take some time to consider the meaning of the season. Ing.Tell Don't Show by Jon and Joe is an audio podcast that serves as an Open and Honest Discussion on Creativity. This episode features the use of licensed works, the attributions of which can be found at telldontshow.com.
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Dec 22, 2014 Jon and Joe
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Jon and Joe tackle the main creative differences between them, which starts off with Jon being really afraid or something or whatever.Tell Don't Show by Jon and Joe is an audio podcast that serves as an Open and Honest Discussion on Creativity. This episode features the use of licensed works, the attributions of which can be found at telldontshow.com.
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Dec 15, 2014 Jon and Joe
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Showing that they're in no way behind on current culture, the boys tackle new Star Wars, Community, and Serial. We're so hip, we may even still be fly.Tell Don't Show by Jon and Joe is an audio podcast that serves as an Open and Honest Discussion on Creativity. This episode features the use of licensed works, the attributions of which can be found at telldontshow.com.
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Dec 8, 2014 Jon and Joe
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In record time, Joe talks about kick-starting his writing with a new space, which Jon celebrates with a mild dose of pre-holiday festivities. This leads into a talk about writing process and spy novels (doesn't it always at this point?).Tell Don't Show by Jon and Joe is an audio podcast that serves as an Open and Honest Discussion on Creativity. This episode features the use of licensed works, the attributions of which can be found at telldontshow.com.
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Dec 1, 2014 Jon and Joe
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This week, the boys discuss the idea of "the author as brand" with its pros and cons, as well as the difficulty in writing licensed additions to fan-favorites.Tell Don't Show by Jon and Joe is an audio podcast that serves as an Open and Honest Discussion on Creativity. This episode features the use of licensed works, the attributions of which can be found at telldontshow.com.
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Nov 24, 2014 Jon and Joe
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In this short episode for Thanksgiving Week, Jon and Joe share the ONE secret every writer needs. Not that things like Terry Pratchett's Night Watch, John le Carre, or the creative heights of Hugh Laurie don't come into play, but that's just gravy.Tell Don't Show by Jon and Joe is an audio podcast that serves as an Open and Honest Discussion on Creativity. This episode features the use of licensed works, the attributions of which can be found at telldontshow.com.
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Nov 17, 2014 Jon and Joe
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Jon and Joe give you their patented (pending) advice on writing well, which happens to share a few (nominal) similarities to NaNoWriMo. They also talk about the importance of research, and how what you learn can show up in your work in the least expected ways.Tell Don't Show by Jon and Joe is an audio podcast that serves as an Open and Honest Discussion on Creativity. This episode features the use of licensed works, the attributions of which can be found at telldontshow.com
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Nov 10, 2014 Jon and Joe
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This week, Jon and Joe come clean with some of their creative failures, and chasing the (rare) feeling of actually having a creative project done.Tell Don't Show by Jon and Joe is an audio podcast that serves as an Open and Honest Discussion on Creativity. This episode features the use of licensed works, the attributions of which can be found at telldontshow.com.
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Nov 3, 2014 Jon and Joe
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Guilt and anger. Espionage and intrigue. Space and cowboys (and cowboy hats). Jon and Joe tell you what they've been reading/watching recently, and give you their own thoughts alongside.Tell Don't Show by Jon and Joe is an audio podcast that serves as an Open and Honest Discussion on Creativity. This episode features the use of licensed works, the attributions of which can be found at telldontshow.com.
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Oct 27, 2014 Jon and Joe
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In this spookiest of episodes, Jon and Joe talk about what makes a scary story, and shares some weird dreams and stuff. BOO. Did that work?Tell Don't Show by Jon and Joe is an audio podcast that serves as an Open and Honest Discussion on Creativity. This episode features the use of licensed works, the attributions of which can be found at telldontshow.com.
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Oct 13, 2014 Jon and Joe
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This week, the boys gently amble through discussion with no true goal in mind, though they end up talking on a few interesting topics. From roleplaying systems, to finishing long projects, and to the painful inevitability of death, a lot gets covered in this episode.Tell Don't Show by Jon and Joe is an audio podcast that serves as an Open and Honest Discussion on Creativity. This episode features the use of licensed works, the attributions of which can be found at telldontshow.com.
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Oct 13, 2014 Jon and Joe
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This week, Jon and Joe talk about superficiality in stories, and why it's not alright we talk about Batman a lot. We eventually talk about other stuff, but it's mostly Batman. Spoilers abound.Tell Don't Show by Jon and Joe is an audio podcast that serves as an Open and Honest Discussion on Creativity. This episode features the use of licensed works, the attributions of which can be found at telldontshow.com.
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Oct 6, 2014 Jon and Joe
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On this episode, which you can now listen to on Stitcher Radio for the very first time (gasp!), Jon and Joe review some books for you, which somehow segues into a talk about the death of the science fiction comedy.Tell Don't Show by Jon and Joe is an audio podcast that serves as an Open and Honest Discussion on Creativity. This episode features the use of licensed works, the attributions of which can be found at telldontshow.com.
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Sep 29, 2014 Jon and Joe
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The boys talk about the endings for stories, what makes them good or bad, and give advice on how to make sure you stay as far away from bad as you possibly can.Tell Don't Show by Jon and Joe is an audio podcast that serves as an Open and Honest Discussion on Creativity. This episode features the use of licensed works, the attributions of which can be found at telldontshow.com.
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Sep 22, 2014 Jon and Joe
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This week's tackles some pretty hefty topics, mainly about why everyone always gotta fight. We'll assume the Nobel is in the post.Tell Don't Show by Jon and Joe is an audio podcast that serves as an Open and Honest Discussion on Creativity. This episode features the use of licensed works, the attributions of which can be found at telldontshow.com.
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Sep 15, 2014 Jon and Joe
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After trying out a new format for the show, the boys talk about types of stories and types of media, and how they can be mismatched.Tell Don't Show by Jon and Joe is an audio podcast that serves as an Open and Honest Discussion on Creativity. This episode features the use of licensed works, the attributions of which can be found at telldontshow.com.
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Sep 8, 2014 Jon and Joe
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This week, the boys talk about criticism, and why it's important for the critic to be analyzed before the object of said criticism.Tell Don't Show by Jon and Joe is an audio podcast that serves as an Open and Honest Discussion on Creativity. This episode features the use of licensed works, the attributions of which can be found at telldontshow.com.
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Sep 1, 2014 Jon and Joe
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The boys discuss why it can be hard getting started on writing stories, provide the audience with a helpful writing prompt, and show you their own results.Tell Don't Show by Jon and Joe is an audio podcast that serves as an Open and Honest Discussion on Creativity. This episode features the use of licensed works, the attributions of which can be found at telldontshow.com.
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Aug 26, 2014 Jon and Joe
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The boys introduce the podcast, tell you more about themselves than you wanted to know, and whet your appetite with an exciting sponsorship.Tell Don't Show by Jon and Joe is an audio podcast that serves as an Open and Honest Discussion on Creativity. This episode features the use of licensed works, the attributions of which can be found at telldontshow.com.